BILBAO, Spain, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Relevo Videogames® today announced the imminent availability of Baboon! for the PlayStation®Vita console. Baboon! is the latest addition to the PS Vita game portfolio from indie game developer Relevo, it will be available this fall from the PlayStation®Store at a retail price of €9,95. Watch the video trailer.
Created by independent game studio Relevo Videogames, Baboon! is set to become an instant classic. Relevo specializes in retro games and in true arcade style Baboon! combines a mix of game genres including the highly addictive platform game style popularized in the 80′s, with a classic adventure saga, complete with interactive quests and challenging jumping puzzles. Players can explore exotic new worlds filled with pirate monkey’s evil henchmen, flying penguins and endless action-packed adventures. Each stage builds new challenges that require both gamer dexterity and physics to keep players wanting more.
Baboon’s original soundtrack was directed by acclaimed Japanese music composer Hideyuki Fukasawa, who has worked on scores from top-selling videogame franchises including Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Chaos Legion and Mobile Suit Gundam. Music composition and arrangement was completed in collaboration with Yugenstudio by Giuseppe Strano, Taichi Toyoda and Koichi Simizu.
“Baboon! is our most ambitious production yet and we are extremely proud of the work that has gone into creating a specially adapted PS Vita game, we took great care in every detail from character development, original soundtrack, imaginative artwork and solid game mechanics. Our goal was to create a fresh new gaming experience that stayed true to the nature of the timeless games we all love, with a fun modern twist. Baboon! is a handheld game that appeals to both new gamers and fans of classic retro games alike,” said Jon Cortazar, founder, Relevo Videogames.
In the game, our hero Tumbili, which means monkey in Swahili, must save his island from certain doom by thwarting the evil Pirate Baboon’s plan. Players can interact with dozens of characters, pick up items and trade objects in a quest to seek out and fight mighty final bosses. Along the way, encounter archenemies, make new friends and take part in an amazing story while solving multiple challenges and side quests to save the day.
“Baboon!” was nominated for Best Graphics, Most Original Game, Best Playability, and Best Basque Game at the hóPlay International Indie videogame contest. Relevo, specializes in classic retro games including 8-bit, ZX Spectrum and MSX game productions, this will be Relevo’s first release for Sony.
- More than 60 challenging game levels with different puzzles to solve.
- Seven different worlds to explore.
- Colorful visuals mixing hand-drawn illustrations with pre-rendered 3D graphics.
- An outstanding original soundtrack in collaboration with award winning Japanese studio Yugenstudio and top videogame music composer Hideyuki Fukasawa.
- Simple controls and easy to understand game mechanics.
- Dozens of interactive objects to use and discover.
- 8 different bombs, each with a unique special power.
- A large cast of characters with interesting stories to unveil.
- Endless puzzles, secrets and awards.
About Relevo Videogames
Relevo Videogames, SL is an independent game development studio based in Bilbao, Spain dedicated to producing fresh and original videogames. Founded by Jon Cortazar in 2009 as a homebrew development team, Relevo specializes in creating custom retro video games for 8-bit consoles including ZX Spectrum, MSX and Amstrad CPC. For additional information go to www.relevovideogames.com.
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- VIDEO TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHUZmkMPMw
- PRESS KIT & IMAGES: http://www.relevovideogames.com/baboon_psvita/
- PLAYSTATION STORE: http://uk.playstation.com/psn/games/detail/item715474/Baboon!/
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TAGS: Baboon!, PSVita, PlayStation, videogame, console game, platform game, PlayStation Vita, retro games, retro gaming
To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHUZmkMPMw
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SOURCE Relevo Videogames